RIM to Merge Adobe's Flash into BlackBerry Platform
Today Research In Motion and Adobe announced that the two will work together to integrate Flash technology into the BlackBerry development platform. This new level of integration will let developers use Adobe Flash and Adobe Creative Suite tools to create content and applications for BlackBerry devices. Developers that use Adobe's tool sets will have a much easier time porting image and video content from applications such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, and After Effects into BlackBerry development tools such as the BlackBerry java Eclipse plug-in. The new Flash tools should make for better applications and services for end users.
Adobe's Lightroom App Adds RAW HDR Shooting for Android and iOS Phones
Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application and added the ability for Android and iOS devices to shoot in RAW HDR mode. Adobe says the new HDR mode automatically scans each scene to measure the best-possible exposure range and then takes three photos that are merged to deliver the widest exposure and contrast range.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Smartphone-Making Business
BlackBerry today said it will no longer make and sell its own smartphones. Instead, it will rely on original device manufacturers to design and make devices that will carry BlackBerry branding and software.
Adobe Tweaks Lightroom for iOS and Android
Adobe today announced a handful of changes to Lightroom for iOS. The mobile app now offers a refreshed photo-editing user interface that Adobe believes is easier to use when it comes to enhancing and adjusting images on a phone.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Advertising Business
BlackBerry today said its BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, after which the servers will be disabled and the APIs will no longer work. BlackBerry launched the service to help developers generate ad-based revenue via mobile applications.
This would be great...
....especially on the crappy browser!
Thankfully that crappy browser is on it's way out in the future
Good luck with that!
Quoting from the "Adobe UI Gripes" tumblr:
"About six months ago, a friend who was working closely along side adobeâ€™s flash application development team told me that they received a prototype of Flash for iPhone. The prototype allowed the iPhone to have less than half an hour of battery life using flash. They then sent the prototype to apple and suggested incorporating this prototype iPhone flash into the iPhone OS in the next update.
Apparently apple sent this letter back thanking them for being interested in developing a working version of flash for the iphone but because the prototype is so processor intensive, and awful for battery life, they would not incl...
Flash is going to be going on everything in the future and prototypes are just that...prototypes. Besides, with RIM products you can carry an extra few batteries around to handle the 1/2 battery life thing now anyway
USE THE GPU to Render The Desktop!
All those nice fade and slide effects that are herky jerky on normal phones, yet run perfectly...
TO ZOMBO COM!!!!! THIS IS ZOMBO COM!!!
I will finally be able to load that site on my phone! Woot!